Arlington House Apartments

CH Systems has recently been awarded the mechanical maintenance contract for Arlington House Apartments (SW1A 1RL), which offer a range of Luxury Serviced Apartments in Central London. Our maintenance work encompasses the servicing of 3no Potterton NXR14 boiler, 3no 500litre calorifiers as well as numerous other items of plant.

The apartments are designed in a contemporary modern style to provide travellers with a “home away from home” experience, including fully equipped kitchens with Miele appliances, a comfortable spacious lounge to relax and unwind, surround sound music system, wide range of television channels and individually controlled air conditioning.

Arlington Street is located near Green Park, just off Piccadilly, and is next door to the legendary Ritz Hotel. The apartments range in variety, from studios to three bedrooms, and make the ideal choice when travelling with family or friends.


For more information, feel free to contact the CH Systems team on 0208 302 8149 or

Flood safety – advice on how to keep your boiler intact

The wettest January since records began in 1766 has seen unprecedented flooding all over England. According to the Environmental Agency, since the beginning of December 5,800 homes and businesses have flooded – as reported by Thankfully, the waters seem to have abated (although the bad weather is by no means over) and homes and businesses are cleaning up the damage.

Devastating flood scenes have left boilers and central heating an afterthought but the truth of the matter is that water and electricity are not compatible. If your business is located near floodwater and the risk of flooding is high, it’s probably best to turn off all electrical devices (before the flood waters enter the property) – remembering that your boiler will also turn off (most requiring an electrical connection to function) and thus central eating will be inoperable.

The safe operation of boiler systems is impacted when the electrical systems, controls and safety devices become inundated with water. In extreme cases such events can partially or totally submerge these systems causing malfunction or catastrophic consequences. So, although inconvenient, it’s best to just turn the electricity off to subvert any potential damage that may be done by floodwaters.

Some other safety tips are:

  • Don’t touch any electrical appliance whilst standing in water (to avoid electric shock).
  • Once the floodwater has subsided, before your electricity is turned back on the electrical system must be checked by an electrician, and the heating system should ideally be isolated until a full safety check can be conducted by a Gas Safe engineer.
  • And what about your boiler? Paul Hardy, Managing Director at Baxi, says that as a general rule, all the electrical components of the boiler should be given a once over and engineers should check the PCB for any damage or debris before conducting a full system check.

It’s important for businesses to practice ‘boiler safety’ so that minimal water damage is caused (saving money and insurance hassle) and employees and business patrons can work in a safe environment.

For any information, especially in light of recent flooding, please feel free to contact the CH Systems team on 0208 302 8149 or

Source: – “What to do during the floods”

How powerflushing can make your heating service more efficient as well as save your business money

Have you noticed cold areas on office radiators, excessive noise from the boiler or the heating system pump, cloudy tap water, discoloured water when bleeding the radiators and (or) the slow warming of the heating system in general – all of which disrupt not only productivity but the general cadence of a typical working day?

If so, your heating system might be due a powerflush.

A powerflush is a cleansing process used to remove corrosive elements from a central heating system to prevent damage to the system and its components. It’s the rapid movement of water through the heating system, aided by the use of super strength cleaning chemicals (including sludge crust breaker, descaler and corrosion inhibitor), to remove deposits.

Unblocking pipes and clearing sludge minimises corrosion by constraining the build-up of debris (limescale, rust etc.) and inhibiting the growth of microbiological organisms, which will improve the efficiency of your central heating system – radiators swill be hotter and will warm up quicker, employees won’t cringe when filling the kettle with water to make a warm drink and you’ll be able to have a meeting or conduct a phone call without the intrusion of a rowdy boiler. Pumps will also last longer and radiators will have an extended life if there is no corrosion present and suitable corrosion inhibitors are used.

A system that is longer lasting and less likely to break down will result in reduced running costs, saving your business money.

Powerflushing a heating system can take up to six hours, sometimes longer if deposits are extreme, and the cost will depend on the size and location of the system.

For more information, feel free to contact the CH Systems team on 0208 302 8149 or